Vascular & Vein Care Signs & Symptoms
Signs and symptoms our Vascular & Vein care patients experience:
|Peripheral vascular disease (PVD or PAD)
|Leg pain and calf cramping (or claudication), in the leg.
A “cold foot” or a black or blue painful toe can happen if a blood clot breaks off and blocks blood flow to the legs or feet.
|Carotid Artery Disease (CAS)
|Sudden numbness or weakness in the face or limbs, often on only one side of the body
Sudden trouble speaking and understanding
Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
Sudden dizziness or loss of balance
Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
|Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA)
|Most people with abdominal aortic aneurysms don’t have symptoms. But symptoms may occur if the aneurysm gets bigger and puts pressure on surrounding organs. The most common symptom is general belly pain or discomfort, which may come and go or be constant.
Other symptoms may include:
Pain in the chest, belly (abdomen), lower back, or flank (over the kidneys). It may spread to the groin, buttocks, or legs. The pain may be deep, aching, gnawing, or throbbing, and it may last for hours or days. It is generally not affected by movement. But certain positions may be more comfortable than others.
A pulsating feeling in the belly.
Fever or weight loss, if the aneurysm was caused by infection or inflammation (inflammatory aortic aneurysm).
|Venous Disease (Varicose and Spider Veins)
|Aching, tired or weak legs, especially after long periods of standing or sitting
Burning or itching of the skin
Swollen legs and/or ankles
Color and texture changes of the skin
Varicose or spider veins
|Severe abdominal pain 15 to 60 minutes after eating.
Other symptoms that may occur include: